Start with a stock CX500 front end

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Remove everything

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Add clip-ons, lower the headlight with aftermarket clamps, and remove the broken gauges.

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Observe the worst seating position ever and figure out how much material I’ll need to remove to put the clipons above the triple tree.

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This is what the bike looked like yesterday morning.Test fitting the new seat, front end is all done, things are generally well put together. Annoyingly I was getting no spark with the new engine, so...

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Here we are 2 hours later. Going to be swapping the stator from my old engine, which means buying and waiting for a $20 rear cover gasket to arrive. Yay.

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I also started stripping the rear end.The section of frame behind the shock will be all removed. The carbs are also pouring gas from the fuel feed tube so I need to pull them apart and replace the o-rings. Yay?

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